I'd have to have the sensibilities of an extraterrestrial to shun traditional design at this venerated time of year, but try as I might, it's hard to make peace with floor-to-ceiling, cathedral-door, cherry cabinets. Yet unrelentingly contemporary looks seem to violate the spirit of the season. Here is a more than satisfying compromise. Oak paneling, classic artwork, and minimalist cabinetry—the combination is happily timeless. miyostudio.nl
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.